Korea offers a variety of fun activities for visitors and residents alike. Some popular options include exploring traditional markets, trying street food, visiting historic landmarks and cultural sites, going to amusement parks, hiking in beautiful national parks, and experiencing Korean nightlife. In addition, Korea is famous for its K-Pop culture, so attending concerts or visiting K-Pop-related venues is also a popular activity. Whatever your interests may be, there is sure to be something fun and exciting to do in Korea. Here are 20 fun things to do in South Korea:

1) Go to a norabong: These are Karaoke (singing) rooms where you can have your own private room to sing your heart out while being served food and drinks

2) Do a palace and shopping tour of Seoul.  Markets: Gyeongbokguang, Namdaemun, Dongdaemun, Insadong, Itaewon

3) Enjoy the nightlife in Hongdae or Gangnam, Seoul

4) Visit a jim-jil-bong and/or suitgama

5) Go to a soccer game and/or baseball game – these are Korea’s sports

6) Visit your local city market.  Every city or town has a downtown area that hosts food and clothing markets

7) Visit Gyeongju, Korea’s first capital city as well as its oldest and most historical city

8) Try street food and other exotic traditional foods

9) The three most famous museums in Korea: The National Museum of Korea, The Korean War Memorial Museum and The National Folk Museum of Korea.  Another museum to note is the Kimchi Museum (an entire museum dedicated to kimchi!)

10) Visit one or many of Korea’s Provincial and National Parks.  Seoraksan National Park outside of Seoul is Korea’s largest and most impressive national park

11) Visit the Olympic and World Cup Sites in Seoul

12) Go to Korea’s most renowned traditional folk village in Yong In, Suwon City.

13) DMZ Trip: See the country divide between the North and South

14) Temple Stay: spend a weekend in a Buddhist temple and experience the life of a Korean monk

15) Jeju Island : Korea’s most treasured tropical paradise

16) Shark diving at Busan Aquarium

17) Discover the countless islands in the south of the peninsula.  On such a trip you can experience a more primitive, simple existence by native islanders and an alternative landscape very different from the mainland

18) Must attend festivals include the Mud Festival that takes place in Boryeong in July, the Mask Festival that takes place in October in Andong and the Cherry Blossom festival that takes place in a variety of cities across the country in early April

19) Study Tae Kwon Do, Korea’s national sport

20) Go hiking on one of Korea’s many mountains

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